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Regional Championships: Midlands

Championship Section Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2018 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Odyssey, Kevin Norburry
2017 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Pageantry, Herbert Howells
2016 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Cambridge Variations, Philip Sparke
2015 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke The Torchbearer, Peter Graham
2014 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke St Magnus, Kenneth Downie
2013 Jaguar Land Rover Dave Lea Harmony Music, Philip Sparke
2012 Desford Colliery Russell Gray The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, Derek Bourgeois
2011 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman Paganini Variations, Philip Wilby
2010 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman English Heritage, George Lloyd
2009 Desford Colliery R. Gray Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter
2008 Desford Colliery N. Seaman Festival Music, Eric Ball
2007 Staffordshire D. Maplestone Isaiah 40, Robert Redhead
2006 Newstead Welfare Duncan Beckley Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Peter Graham
2005 Woolley Pritchard Sovereign T Jones Rienzi, Richard Wagner arr. Howard Lorriman
2004 Travelsphere Holidays David Stowell Tristan Encounters, Martin Ellerby
2003 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Prague, Judith Bingham
2002 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Whitsun Wakes, Michael Ball
2001 Travelsphere Holidays F. Renton Jazz, Philip Wilby
2000 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Variations on an Enigma, Philip Sparke
1999 NSK-RHP Ransome B. Grant Blitz, Derek Bourgeois
1998 Desford Colliery F. Renton Montage, Peter Graham
1997 NSK-RHP Ransome B. Grant A Lowry Sketchbook, Philip Wilby
1996 Rigid Containers GUS J. Berryman Sounds, John Golland
1995 Desford - Un Vie de Matelot, Robert Farnon
1994 William Davis Construction K. Wilkinson Partita, Philip Sparke


Sherborne Town Band - Sherborne Community Choir & Sherborne Youth Band

Sunday 16 December • Cheap Street Church, Cheap Street, Sherborne, DT9 3BJ DT93BJ


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - A Christmas Carol

Sunday 16 December • All Saints Centre. Friars Walk. Lewes BN7 2LE


Jackfield Band - Annual Christmas Concert

Sunday 16 December • Anstice Memorial Hall, Anstice Square , Madeley, Telford, Shropshire TF7 5BD


Black Dyke Band - Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir - Dewsbury

Sunday 16 December • Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Rd, Dewsbury WF12 8DG


Enderby Band - Enderby Band Christmas Concert

Monday 17 December • Enderby Church. Corner of Leicester Lane/Blaby Road. Enderby. Leicestershire LE19 4AR


Cheshire Constabulary Band

December 16 • The band are seeking a front rank cornet player. The band is made up of players from all walks of life not just the police and has interesting and varied engagements both here and abroad.


Ilkeston Brass

December 16 • We currently have vacancies for front and back row cornets, tenor and bass trombone and Bb bass. We are a friendly 4th section band based in Ilkeston Derbyshire just a few minutes from M1 J25&26. . We rehearse Thursday 7.30-9.30 and Sundays 6.30-8.30.


Milton Keynes Brass

December 16 • Will you be our Christmas present? Our Principal Euphonium player is moving on to GUS after Butlins. We will therefore have a vacancy. Are you able to join us? We have a sensible programme of engagements (about 12 a year) with about 6 contests.


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger